Building a positive learning community that will ensure that children receive the best education possible. By promoting a philosophy of teamwork and respect, our school will build beneficial partnerships with parents, the community and other organizations and agencies.
Our daily mission at the Castle is to build a foundation of learning which will enable our children to be life-long learners and also promote school readiness.
The Castle’s goal is to instil in our learners, a love for life, a love for others and a love for learning. The purpose will be felt and experienced by all our learners at the Castle as well as by their families and the community around us.
Through teaching the learners the fruits of the Spirits, we are fostering meaningful relationships, that will encourage empathy and an understanding that we as human beings are all created in our own unique and special way.
Young children learn best through activities that are relevant to their lives and that are varied enough to be challenging and engaging. Children develop independence and social skills through practical experiences, routine and discipline.
At the Castle we focus on the holistic development of our learners, with the main focus being placed on building independence, confidence and self-esteem.
The learning programmes are based on six learning areas which includes the following:
These area’s form the core of the curriculum here at the Castle.
At Curro Castle we strive to optimise learning in young brains and to capitalise on the potential children have for learning from a young age. We therefore pay special attention to the theories of teaching and learning and the science behind how we develop to ensure that our children receive the best education possible.
Both playing and support promote optimal early childhood development. An understanding of a child’s Multiple Intelligences is important to ensure that the correct and appropriate teaching is taking place. Even very young children can be guided to develop skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, and creativity and innovation.
Children extend their boundaries of understanding by working to find solutions in an environment where dialogue between educators and children keep them motivated, stimulating their creativity while developing their cognitive abilities. The curriculum includes LEGO Education Learning Concepts, and the activities built around Lego soft bricks form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Special attention is given to school readiness and brain development according to the latest scientifically proven methods. Children leave Curro Castles not only with very special memories, but also ready for the demands of the big school and the outside world.